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Slice of Life is a love letter to the Science Fiction genre of the 80's, entirely made with practical effects and miniatures!
Slice of Life is a love letter to the Science Fiction genre of the 80's, entirely made with practical effects and miniatures!
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Posted by Julius Film (Creator)

OK, so some of you were wondering what we've been up to and how things are progressing. We're still spending a hell of a lot time in the editing which is the most important but at the same time the most unremarkable part of film making. We're just sitting in a room most of the time.

But actually it's incredible how after all these years of making this film we still get new ideas all the time to rearrange the scenes, or change the context of a scene by filming a small insert shot or something. And each time the film gets a little bit better.

in the last couple of months we were filming stuff pretty much all the time, and even though we promised you ONE NEW SCENE in the campaign we added more like TEN! Yeah, short bits here and there, but still they make the world much more richer. I'll tell you more about them in the next video diary but I didn't get the chance to edit it yet. So for now here's a small B-roll from a shoot we did back in March. We went out to a location, and rented all kinds of equipment to make the shots look atmospheric as possible. We even hired firefighters to produce rain! Check it out:

At the same time I'm still building some more buildings for the upcoming miniature shoot.

So the plan is to finish the film in the next couple of months and then focus our attention on delivering the perks we promised to you guys. There's still going to be a lot of featurettes and documentaries to edit, as well as printing a book, DVDs/Blurays, vinyl records etc. and we are aware we're going to miss the date we set a year ago. But we're working as hard as we can on making all of this as perfect as we can, so bear with us for a little bit longer! We'll keep you updated each step of the way.

Thanks and cheers from Croatia!
Luka ;)

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    1. clawjelly on

      These kinds of updates make me all giddy! :D If you ever need an extra on a weekend, i'll jump in the train to Zagreb anytime!

    2. Eric on

      There is definitely no rush on my side. I am extremely excited to see what you guys have been working on... but I would also rather you take your time to get it right than rush things out for a date you promised in the past. From what we've seen so far, it already looks great. Keep up the great work.

    3. Julius Film Creator on

      @Stephen Bell: Haha, well yeah maybe I've been to harsh on the editing. :D I meant unremarkable in terms of dynamic compared to filming. But I agree with you, we're fighting real wars in the editing room. BTS video about the editing process could be really interesting. I'll try to put something together.
      Cheers ;)

    4. Stephen Bell on

      As a now-retired former video maker, I loved editing best of all. The Editor can make or break a production. Editing can ruin a good one and rescue a poor one. It's by far the most interesting and satisfying part of production for me, I always loved it. It is NOT "the most unremarkable part of film making."! :-)

      Why not shoot a 'behind the scenes' video update of the editing, explain how it works, illustrate the difference the order of shots or a 'half-second trim' can make to pace and style! :-) I am sure many people here would find that interesting.

      Take all the time you need. Frankly, I have never known any Kickstarter or similar project deliver on time, so nobody is worried if you go over. What is important is that you deliver what you promised to the best possible quality.


    5. Julius Film Creator on

      @Chris Kelly: Thanks Chris! ;)

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      Chris Kelly on

      Thanks for the update. Feel free to take as long as you need, I’d rather it be as good as you can make it